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Mar 10, 2013 11:51 |  #1

hows this look to anyone with a calibrated monitor?
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Mar 10, 2013 13:12 |  #2

The colors look good to me . The lighting is a little contrasty.A relector on the left would have helped.



  
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Mar 10, 2013 13:54 |  #3

I had one on the left but I'm thinking it should've been closer, or positioned differently.


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Mar 10, 2013 15:59 |  #4

I think you just need to bring the key around to the front a little.

Also, guys tend to do better with short lighting vs broad.


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Mar 10, 2013 16:04 |  #5

You're right, I do need to revisit that. Thanks!


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Mar 10, 2013 16:29 |  #6

Nice effort on the self portrait; they aren't as easy as you might think.

As already pointed out the key light was positioned incorrectly; ideally it should be at a 45 degree angle from the tip of your nose.

The lighting ratio is a bit contrasty but that can be solved with a bit of dodging and burning in Photoshop.


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Mar 10, 2013 17:34 |  #7

Pixel- thanks for that info. I was trying to keep the light off the backdrop, hence it's positioning. I will attempt another with it at 45 degrees. Maybe ill have to increase output of the backlight to keep it from being blown out by the key?


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Mar 10, 2013 17:37 |  #8

medicdude wrote in post #15699475 (external link)
Pixel- thanks for that info. I was trying to keep the light off the backdrop, hence it's positioning. I will attempt another with it at 45 degrees. Maybe ill have to increase output of the backlight to keep it from being blown out by the key?

Are you using a black background with a blue gelled light? If possible, position yourself farther away from the background if you're worried about your key light spilling onto the bg.


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Mar 10, 2013 17:40 |  #9

Copy that. It's actually thunder gray seamless. This is all info i learned From the onelight dvd, just trying to remember it all! thanks. Can't wait to try again.


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Mar 10, 2013 18:26 |  #10

If you're up for adding a third light source, I put a hairlight behind you.

The part where your bare skin transitions into the blue background has good separation. But the part where your hair transitions into the blue background could use a kick of light.


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